Fa la la la la! Welcome back for another Christmas project featuring Waltzingmouse Stamps!
It's well known that I love me some Tim Holtz Crackle Paint! I thought it would be perfect for a bit of a "masculine" project today, featuring the stamp set Around Christmastime.
Oh, I just love that Santa! I started out with one of those little paper mache boxes from JoAnn's seen HERE. It only cost $1.00! It's about a 4-inch square, and 2 inches deep. I painted it with 2 coats of Plaid Folk Art paint in "Barnyard Red". Stamped the Santa from Around Christmastime with VersaFine Onyx Black on Vintage Cream cardstock, heat set it, then colored it with Copic markers and Antique Linen Distress ink. I cut out the image using a Spellbinders Standard Circle Small Nestie. I then put lots of red line adhesive on the back of the circle and adhered it to the top of the box.
Afterwards, I painted over the whole box with Tim Holtz Crackle Paint in Rocky Candy (clear). After it had dried, I went in with a sponge dauber and Tim Holtz Distress inks in Tea Dye, Aged Mahogany and Pumice Stone, and distressed the edges of the image and the seams of the box. This also helped to enhance that beautiful crackle!
Tied some ribbon (a scrap from last year!) around the edge and secured a big rusty jingle bell at the top with twine.
There you have it! So easy...all you really need is patience for the layers to dry! It only cost a few dollars to make, and I think it looks just like a little box that you would see at an antique store or specialty gift shop. I think it will be perfect with a gift certificate or little treat tucked inside!
Can't wait to hop around myself and see what awesome Christmas projects these ladies have in store for us today:
Stamps: Around Christmastime, Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper: PTI's Vintage Cream cardstock
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Aged Mahogany, and Pumice Stone, Copic Markers
Other: paper mache box, Standard Circles Small Nestabilities, Plaid Folk Art Paint in Barnyard Red, Tim Holtz Crackle Paint in Rock Candy, square foam brush, sponge daubers, 13 mm rusty jingle bell from http://www.rustytin.com/, twine, plaid ribbon, red line adhesive